Building a successful open source business model - Joomla!Days NL 2010 #jd10nl

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  • 1. building a successful open source business model Fotis Evangelou (JoomlaWorks) Joomla!Days Netherlands 2010
  • 2. what this talk covers using open source & making a living out of it
  • 3. what this talk does NOT cover becoming flthy rich let's keep something to ourselves :)
  • 4. let's get started
  • 5. there are 2 open source business channels in Joomla!
  • 6. developing Joomla! websites developing Joomla! extensions ...or both
  • 7. steps applying to both cases...
  • 8. step 1 decide what you want & can do establish a working philosophy
  • 9. step 2 engage into open source
  • 10. open source = community
  • 11. step 3 gain exposure contribute back use social media as your marketing tools participate in events
  • 12. steps applying to extension development...
  • 13. step 1 identify real needs & upcoming trends do not re-invent the wheel (unless it's damn better!)
  • 14. step 2 establish your own sub-community
  • 15. step 3 engage your users
  • 16. step 4 don't be frightened of criticism (remain calm & act like a professional)
  • 17. step 5 adapt & innovate ...and don't fade away
  • 18. steps applying to web development...
  • 19. step 1 Using Joomla!? Spread the word!
  • 20. step 2 establish your reputation as an open source specialist
  • 21. thank you and good luck!